I have an old O'keefe and Merrit Oven that is not lighting. I tried contacting a local mechanic but he refused to work on it because he called it an antique. Unfortunately they simply don't seem to make ovens of this configuration any more (24" wide by 48" tall gas double) so i would like to fix it rather than have to rebuild some or all of my kitchen to get a new one in.
The oven is probably from the late 70's as that is when the house was built.
Here are the symptoms.
1) Pilot light is on 2) Pilot light is adjustable via adjustment screw 3) I hear a click when I turn the dial that should turn the oven on (sounds normal?) 4) I do not hear any gas flowing from main burner when the oven is "on" 5) Attempting to light the burner manually while oven is in on position does not work.
My assumption here is that it is a gas flow issue because if it was just the igniter then i would assume my manual lighting approach would work.
Any suggestions are welcome. and here are some pics (both from the bottom oven/broiler side)